The world seems to be reinventing itself.
As countries across the globe adjust to new procedures in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, every business from specialty gas suppliers to grocery store chains are working on procedures that will keep everyone safer and more healthy. And while particular jobs that take place outside are more similar in how they are administered, the fact of the matter is even calibration gas cylinders and other products are now handled differently if those items are gong to clients.
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At the same time when the President of the U.S. is weighing options for reopening the economy even as the ramifications of this pandemic are still being determined, it should come as no surprise that there will be many things that will not remain the same. Consider some of these practical applications of stainless steel, sanitary pipe fittings, and other important materials that will likely be reconfigured and repurposed as the nation moves toward returning to normal at some point in the future. And just as indoor exchange systems are being reexamined, there are also changes to the handling of calibration gas products to limit both worker and customer exposures. Contained in a non porous metal canister, these calibration gas products are less likely to harbor problems on their surfaces. This does not change the fact, however, that these products are brought from a central handling facility and delivered to customer sits. With the use of chemical cleaning, though, these canisters can leave the factory free from any threat of contamination and specific attention to the delivery itself can keep these products as safe as they are useful.
At the same time that there are being so many changes made to the way so many live their everyday lives, there are still many kinds of adaptations that are being made to the customer and client exchanges that occur. And while most of might thing of grocery stores, gas stations, churches, schools, and hospitals as the jobs and settings where new procedures are put into place, the fact of the matter is there are also changes being made across every other industry. Consider, for instance, the many uses of calibration gas products and then realize that even this specific kind of service will have to device new protocols in the way they do businesses going forward:
- All major gas manufacturers provide specialty pure gases in several grades, ranging from high purity (99.998% minimum purity) to ultra-high purity (99.999% minimum purity) to research grade (99.9999% minimum purity). Now, however, it is also increasingly important to make sure that the canisters themselves are as pure, or clean, as possible.
- Electronics and semiconductors, analytical and calibration, refrigeration, medical and healthcare, manufacturing, and others make up the six application catagories of the specialty gas market.
- Yield improvement and performance optimization are projected to drive the global the specialty gas market over a six-year timespan between 2014 and 2020, according to a report done by Grand View Research that predicted cost reduction and other variables.
- International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) recommends more frequent gas calibration testing if environmental conditions could affect instrument performance are suspected. A prime example is sensor poisons. ISEA, for example, allows for less frequent calibration verification under certain conditions, but the interval between testing should never exceed 30 days.
- Specialty gases of ultra-high purity, which are defined as those at 99.995% and above, are widely used in a range of applications and industries including: semiconductor, pharmaceuticals, medicine, electronics, aeronautics, and petrochemicals.
- Categorized into 2 types: pure gases and gas mixtures, the global specialty gases market is forecast to surpass $14 billion by the year 2026.
- Speciality gas product costs can run from $100 to as much as $3,000, depending on the size of the container and the type of gas.
We live in a very different world than the what we did two months ago. The reality, however, is that every industry will adapt and find ways to create safer exchanges of products and services while we wait for scientists and medical experts to develop new vaccines and tests.